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Belgian cyclist banned for six years for using power motor
Geneva, April 27 (IANS) The International Cycling Union (UCI) has banned Belgian rider Femke van den Driessche for six years for using a hidden electric motor at the cyclo-cross world championships.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 2:32:08 PM

Emirates Airline CEO sees growth despite problems
Dubai, April 27 (IANS) Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al-Maktoum, chairman and CEO of Emirates Airlines, said he expects a 10 percent passenger increase in 2016.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 2:32:06 AM

ICC to elect independent chairman through secret ballot in May
Dubai, April 26 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has decided that its chairman will be an independent one, who will be elected by a secret ballot in May and will not be allowed to hold any national or provincial position with any member board.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 2:42:04 PM

ICC slams West Indies behaviour after World T20 win
Dubai, April 26 (IANS) The International Cricket Council (ICC) has blasted the behaviour of some members the West Indies team following its win in the final of the World Twenty20.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 1:24:03 PM

'Gulf Arab countries acting rightly to tackle oil slump'
Dubai, April 25 (IANS) The International Monetary Fund (IMF) welcomed fiscal spending cuts conducted by the Gulf Arab states, although more structural reforms are required as forecasts for the "black gold" remained bleak, said an IMF official on Monday.

Monday, April 25, 2016 2:12:04 PM

21 countries could be malaria-free by 2020: WHO
Geneva, April 25 (IANS) As many as 21 countries, including six in the African region and four of India's neighbours -- Bhutan, China, Nepal and Malaysia, could be free of malaria by 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated in a report published on Monday to mark World Malaria Day.

Monday, April 25, 2016 2:10:04 PM

Dubai has close economic relations with China
Dubai, April 24 (IANS/WAM) Hani Rashid Al Hamli, secretary general of the Dubai Economic Council (DEC), has said Dubai considered China, the second largest economy in the world, as the capital of the east and that Dubai, in particular, enjoys close economic relations with Beijing in various fields.

Sunday, April 24, 2016 6:42:02 PM

Syrian talks to continue until April 27
Geneva, April 23 (IANS) UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura announced on Friday that he will push on with proximity talks on all possible levels until April 27 in a bid to broker a political end to the five-year conflict as soon as possible.

Saturday, April 23, 2016 2:08:03 AM

FIFA announces committee to monitor Qatar 2022 labour conditions
Doha, April 22 (IANS) World football's governing body FIFA's president Gianni Infantino on Friday announced the creation of a committee to monitor labour conditions in the stadiums hosting the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

Friday, April 22, 2016 8:12:06 PM

Delayed Yemen peace talks begin in Kuwait
Kuwait, April 22 (IANS) The UN sponsored peace talks between Yemen's rival forces began in Kuwait on Thursday night, according to Kuwait's state radio broadcasted live.

Friday, April 22, 2016 4:00:04 AM

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